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Orchard Road, 217, 1870s : general view

This 1870s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of Orchard Road. This road began as a country lane lined with bamboo hedge and shrubbery. It is believed that the road got its name from the nutmeg, pepper and fruit orchards that used to lie on both sides of the road. Title from inscription, on front of photograph. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.

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All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.

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